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PUBLIC AGENDA: Threats to the city, drought rate study, school property taxes

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week

CITY COUNCIL ... The council plans to meet in a closed session to discuss potential litigation relating to construction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center and discuss existing litigation, Golin v. Allenby. The council will then discuss the new Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment; establish an enforcement process for violations of new water-use restrictions; hold a public hearing for a proposed condominium map at 405 Curtner Ave.; and conclude their discussion of the council's response to the Santa Clara County Grand Jury report on reduced transparency. The council will then go into another closed session to discuss the status of the city's labor negotiations with the Palo Alto Police Officers Association. The closed session will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. Regular meeting will follow in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda.

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to carry over re-appropriation requests from fiscal year 2014 to fiscal year 2015 and discuss a Utilities Advisory Commission's recommendation regarding design guidelines for a 2014 Water Utility Drought Rate cost of service study. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD ... The board plans to consider 777 Welch Road, a proposal to demolish an existing three-story medical-office building and build two three-story medical office buildings; and 3672 Middlefield Road, a proposal by Verizon to install three antenna panels at a light pole at the Palo Alto Little League Field. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

CITY/SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE ... The committee plans to discuss the school district's property-tax report. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave. Read the agenda.

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION ... The commission plans to consider acquisition of four artworks by the Palo Alto Art Center artist in residence Ehren Tool; discuss art proposed for Stanford Shopping Center; and hear an update on the Public Art Master Plan. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Council Conference Room at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.

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